Our Team GFI has a team of scientists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and lobbyists, all of whom are laser focused on using markets and food technology to transform our food system away from factory farmed animal products and toward clean meat and plant-based alternatives. If you are a member of the media and would like to connect with one of our experts, please contact Matt Ball at mattb gfi. Bruce has co-authored two books, contributed chapters to five books, and authored seven law review articles.
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY INTERACTIVE Readings in Educational Psychology. Developed by: W. Huitt Last updated: August An entrepreneurial spirit is at the heart of the work we do across the Kauffman Foundation every day. We work with entrepreneurs, empower them with tools and resources, and work to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Akash Kapur Senior Fellow. Akash Kapur is a Senior Fellow at the GovLab. Akash has consulted for a variety of organizations (including UNDP and The Markle Foundation) on issues including Internet governance, the digital divide, open data, and health IT.
Our Team GFI has a team of scientists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and lobbyists, all of whom are laser focused on using markets and food technology to transform our food system away from factory farmed animal products and toward clean meat and plant-based alternatives. If you are a member of the media and would like to connect with one of our experts, please contact Matt Ball at mattb gfi.
Bruce has co-authored two books, contributed chapters to five books, and authored seven law review articles. She holds a J. She is a member of the bar in New York and Washington, D. Alison Rabschnuk Director of Corporate Engagement Alison leads our corporate engagement team in their work with leading food processing and foodservice companies, supermarkets, and restaurants to help increase the quality and quantity of plant-based products available on the market.
For the last 17 years, she has developed affiliate programs and ad networks for clients that include General Mills, BET, and Gourmet Ads.
Alison works with restaurants, grocery stores, food service, and food processing companies to diversify their protein offerings. She is a graduate of Wellesley College. David holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.
He has more than fifteen years' experience in the life science industry, including the product development, market development and commercialization of cells, scaffolds, cell reprogramming tools and cell culture media for regenerative medicine and bioprocessing applications.
Nicole has a B. After earning a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, she spent eight years at an international law firm advising Fortune companies and executives on white collar and securities issues. Nicole left the law firm to work with animal protection nonprofits in both litigation and governance.
She has also served on the board of directors of six nonprofits and fostered almost animals. Brad Barbera Director of Innovation Brad guides our innovation team as they support the development and growth of startups in the plant-based and clean meat market sectors.
Brad has thirty years of experience bringing innovative products and ideas to market in a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, ergonomic devices, and food. While he has worked with major brands like Walgreens, Kraft, and Jergens, his most recent work has focused on helping start-ups, small businesses, and nonprofits strategically out-innovate their larger rivals.
Brad has a B. She brings more than 20 years of strategic communications, public relations, and marketing experience to her role -- including time at a nonprofit, in the private sector, and at multiple Fortune companies.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Reannon has more than a decade of nonprofit management experience working primarily to reform animal agriculture. She is also the founder of Generation Veggie, an online community that supports plant-based families by providing resources on how to raise plant-based kids.
After law school, she clerked for the Hon. Pro of the U. District Court in Las Vegas. She then worked for four years at the U. Securities and Exchange Commission before moving on to a variety of in-house legal positions addressing finance, compliance, corporate governance, and regulatory issues at for-profit corporations, institutes of higher education, and nonprofit organizations.
Clare Bland Director of Development Clare brings more than two decades of fund development, community relations, program management, and leadership experience to GFI, first in the private sector and then in the nonprofit field. Varun also invests in and serves on the board of a number of Asian technology companies and is assisting them with entering the Indian market.
He is also working on establishing an Effective Altruism Foundation in India. He has experience as a start-up strategist and is involved in the Brazilian entrepreneurship community.
Gustavo worked with the Whirlpool Corporation for seven years, and he has a background in project management, product development, and marketing. She spent more than ten years as a solicitor in Hong Kong at international law firms and financial institutions.
Elaine then left the conventional workplace to immerse herself in social entrepreneurial pursuits and the startup world.
Or Benjamin Managing Director, Israel Or brings more than two decades of partnership development, program and people management and leadership experience to GFI, in both business and non-profit sectors.
Or is focused on creating a dynamic ecosystem for research, innovation and commercialization of plant-based and clean- alternatives to animal products and making Israel a global leader in this space.
Felipe Krelling Research Coordinator, Brazil Felipe is a Systems Analyst focused in data science, committed to using technology and data to make the world a better place. At GFI, he focuses on developing the plant-based market in Brazil by assisting GFI's partners with research into promising alternative proteins.
Liz works to identify and address areas of need for plant-based and clean meat innovation and encourages funding agencies to prioritize research that moves this field forward.
Erin Rees Clayton, Ph.
She has ten years of research experience focused on a variety of topics, including molecular biology, nutrition, poverty, and social disparity. Erin seeks out funding opportunities for plant-based and clean agriculture research, and she is also working to establish a dedicated plant-based and clean food lab at a top research university in the United States.
At GFI, Allison advises academic research and education initiatives related to clean meat and plant-based meat alternatives.Prior to being appointed Managing Director of innogy Ventures Matthias was a Senior Manager of innogy’s (formerly RWE) M&A team. As such he was in charge of numerous national and international M&A transactions across RWE’s value chain.
One of the most highly respected experts in the field of contemporary leadership development, Frances Hesselbein is the namesake for The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning quarterly journal, Leader to Leader.
A PhD from Chicago-Booth and a top-ranking IIT-IIM alumnus, Krishnamurthy Subramanian is one of the world’s leading experts in .
The NBER Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program. encourages economists to study issues relating to the productivity of U.S.
firms, including the determinants of investment, R&D, labor relations and entrepreneurship. “One unique aspect of HBS that I really appreciate is the exposure to the business community.”. Akash Kapur Senior Fellow. Akash Kapur is a Senior Fellow at the GovLab. Akash has consulted for a variety of organizations (including UNDP and The Markle Foundation) on issues including Internet governance, the digital divide, open data, and health IT.